Flipping through websites, I saw a blip on yahoo that said female singers make history. There was a headshot of three of them. I don't know who they are because I live under a rock, nor do I know what sort of history they made.
In that split second after I read that headline, the thought flew through my mind that I want to do something great. Not for glory or money or massive amounts of chocolate or to get my picture on yahoo with the headline "Female person makes history," but just because. I want to do something great to make the world just a little bit better than it was before.
Is that an odd desire? I don't know. So I sit here wondering if all people have the desire to do something great. And what do they do about it?
And what constitutes greatness anyway?
It's not all peace treaties and stock market victories, speed records, Hollywood contracts, and entertainment achievements.
On some days, it seems like patiently assisting with the homework of a very frustrated child constitutes greatness.
Or cooking a glorious meal. Or holding the hand of a suffering friend. Remembering to find the tap shoes your sister asked you to send to her.
Can there be greatness without love?